Saturday, 2 February 2013

Ave Regina Cælorum

At this time of the year - that is from Compline of Candlemas (2nd February) until Compline of Spy Wednesday (27th March this year) inclusive - we sing the Marian antiphon of Ave Regina Cælorum. 

If you want to master the Marian antiphon for this season, you can listen to it HERE sung by the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey at Ganagobie.

Hail, O Queen of Heaven enthroned.
Hail, by angels mistress owned.
Root of Jesse, Gate of Morn
Whence the world's true light was born:
Glorious Virgin, Joy to thee,
Loveliest whom in heaven they see;
Fairest thou, where all are fair,
Plead with Christ our souls to spare.
V. Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O sacred Virgin.
R. Give me strength against thine enemies.
Let us pray.
We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to assist our infirmity: that like as we do now commemorate Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, Mother of God; so by the help of her intercession we may die to our former sins and rise again to newness of life.
Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


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